Andreas C. Lehmann and Harald Jørgensen

in The Oxford Handbook of Music Education, Volume 1

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199730810
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks



Practicing is not an inherently enjoyable activity, and even professional musicians maintain an ambiguous relationship with it. This article answers some of the questions regarding differences between practice and less-effective but more enjoyable activities. It emphasizes the learned nature of practice, and tentatively outlines fruitful approaches to practice. Although most research has dealt with classical music, the results apply equally to other musical styles (e.g., rock, jazz).

Keywords: musical instruments; practicing; musicians; classical music

Article.  7401 words. 

Subjects: Music ; Music Education and Pedagogy

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